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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Passing of Dr. Robert Carr

Robert Carr
Mr. Peter Carr and Mrs. June Carr, and the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) announce the passing of Dr. Robert Carr.

Dr. Carr was founder of the CVC and acted as its first executive director until his move to Toronto, where he worked as director of policy and advocacy with the International Council of AIDS Service Organisations (ICASO) until his passing. Dr. Carr also served as executive director of the Jamaica AIDS Support from 2002-2005. For more than a decade, Dr. Carr dedicated his life to bringing to public attention issues related to stigma and discrimination against persons living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. In addition, he taught at the University of the West Indies, serving as the coordinator of the Graduate Programmes Unit at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) from 2006-2008. As a social worker and academic, he published numerous scholarly articles and made scores of presentations in the Caribbean and internationally on human rights and HIV as well as on the social context that drives the stigma associated with the disease.

Dr. Carr died peacefully in his sleep at home in Toronto. Funeral arrangements will be communicated later.

(information taken from the Caribean Vulnerable Comminities website and can be reached here)

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